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of the united states house of representatives. the united states senate, the senate majority leader, the speaker of the house, the honorable edward brooke, and the president of the united states. [applause] [applause] [applause] [applause] >> ladies and gentlemen, majority leader of the united states senate, the honorable harry reid. [applause] >> everyone, please be seated. november 6, 1962, was a special day for president john kennedy. it was a day his brother ted won his old seat in the united states senate. the seat he would hold for the next 46 years, until just two months ago. a seat from which he would greatly improve the lives of his fellow americans. but on that election night, president kennedy took particular notice of another result from that same ballot in massachusetts. the people of the president's home state had elected edward brooke to be its attorney general, making him the first african-american to hold statewide office in massachusetts and the first african-american to serve as any state's attorney general. president john kennedy exclaimed, and i quote, "that's the biggest ne
're unique here in the united states of america. madam speaker, we're a unique people and, yes, we are the progeny of western europe and we're the progeny that came from primarily western european stock and at the time that we received the best that western europe had to offer, we also received a fundamental christian faith as the core of our moral values. and this is a judeo-christian nation, madam speaker. the core of our moral values is embodied within the culture. whether people of whatever church people go to or whether they go to church, wherever they worship or whether they worship, we still have the american people as a culture who understand christian values and christian principles, the judeo-christian values that are timeless. and so i would illustrate that, madam speaker, in this way. that when -- an example would be this, let's just say if an honorable man from texas were to pull into his driveway and his neighbor's dog had gotten loose and ran underneath the tire of his car and if he killed -- if you're in texas or iowa or most of the places in the country, if you run
. . every industrialized country has that system except the united states. we are going to change that. national polls show that the majority of doctors and the majority of americans favor a single payer system. that is why six months ago, we went to capitol hill. when senator baucus opened that first day of hearing in may, i stood up and said, excuse me, sir, why have you taken single payer off the table? why have you not allowed one doctor testify for single payer? baucus ordered us arrested. one by one, margaret, kevin, carol, and four others stood up and confronted baucus. and one by one we were all arrested and charged with disruption of congress. in a plea deal earlier this year, we agreed not to disrupt congress throughout the end of this year. since that day in may, baucus and harry reid in the senate, and nancy pelosi and steny hoyer in the house have cobbled together incomprehensible legislation. it is convoluted and confusing. but one thing is clear -- president obama and the democrats have cut a dirty deal with the health insurance and pharmaceutical industries. obama took
that was licensed in the united states. we have done those things. we have shifted all the vaccine manufacturing to the extent we can to multi those virus first because there faster to fill, with leaving the rest of leftover for the single dose syringes. we have worked with them to shift everything they can do to get the vaccine out as fast as they possibly can. then we are tracking through the process step by step. to the degree that when a lot is ready to be released at a manufacturer, we have a truck waiting. it pulls up at the loading dock ready to accept that vaccine and bring it to the distribution sites. if we have been working through this every step of the process to get any delays out. that is what a sight visits have largely been about. >> a question about the contracts. [unintelligible] to produce this reject all under 51 million doses, kabbalah contracted the manufacturers to fill 117 million doses. why aren't they able to undo the full amount of doses -- able to do the full amount of doses? >> we need to make sure we have enough vaccine derived the time people want it and being ca
's making the choice for you. the u.s. -- the united states, america, is the world's largest economy. it's three times larger than our closest competitor, japan. and it's larger than the economies of japan, china, germany, and great britain combined. and we got there through innovation. we got there through choice. we got there through competition. we got there through individual initiative and responsibility. not government control and management. as we have seen time after time, when you substitute a government controlled and run program for individual choice, the cost goes up, the quality goes down. and when it comes to health care, there's nothing more important than quality and choice. given the choice, i'll always place my faith in the individual not the government and this time is no different. no different with the credit card legislation, no different with the health care legislation. mr. chairman, let me conclude by saying many of my colleagues in this body, both republicans and democrats, are going to come in and they are going to vote for this legislation today. they are goin
voice. we are under a vote right now. this is what we used. the biggest voice in the united states is the voice of the american people. i was reading in the journals . . that is the wife of our second president. our second president, john adams. abigail adams wrote in her journals and diaries, and very personal insight. she said, after all we have done. after all that has happened. i wonder if generations on born will ever know what was done for them. at the sacrifice, the toyo, -- toil, treasure, heartache, what was spent to secure liberty and freedom. the fathers knew the cost. you literally stand with us on how aground. this is hallowed ground of freedom. that freedom was purchased at an incalculable price that others of us cannot truly comprehend. for 233 years, every generation that has come before has faithfully handed the baton of freedom to the next generation. so now, we are that privileged generation. privileged to be here today. privileged as you stand here in place for other freedom loving americans all over the country today. they would give anything to be where you ar
that we have had the highest deficit in the history of the united states, $1. trillion, -- the $1.4 trillion, the pelosi plan comes in weighing at $1 trillion. when we just got unemployment figures back, think about this, the president with an 8.5% unemployment rate pushes upon the congress a $787 billion stimulus bill and now unemployment has gone from 8.5% to 10.2% and in so many other pockets of america it's 14%, 15% and 16%. where are the jobs? why have we taken the focus off the main thing, the economy? why are we going down the track of government takeover of health care? and massive mandates on individuals, doctors and small businesses? just like china. mr. speaker, 1,900 pages, it's ridiculous. the republican alternative, which is not even half, not even 25%, but i'd say maybe 15% in size, weighing in at say maybe a mere $1 -- 150 pages, bring more competition for individuals, association health care plan to let small businesses pool together, expansion of health savings accounts, medical malpractice reform to reduce frivolous lawsuits. this is the republican alternative a
is it when a united states citizen is declared disabled they have to wait time before they can get medicaid or medicare? host: 8 collar like that, better worse off? -- a caller like that. . guest: there are obviously community health clinics and other medical facilities that provide medical care cheaply or, in the cases of need, for free. i'm not minimizing the collar's husband's typical. i am sure -- caller's husband's difficulty. but there is health care available in the country for people who cannot afford to pay. ad. caller: good morning, michigan. host: michigan. i'm sorry. caller: i just wanted to say the last time i checked, unemployment was 19.5%, and my husband, who just had his 29th anniversary at the company he worked at has been laid off and is losing his mind. i would be crying if i thought it would do any good, but it will not. he is doing everything he can to find a job. as soon as he sees something in the newspaper, he goes there. he is so talented, he can fix anything, but he is 65 years old, too, and that is a problem. a few weeks ago, senator lugar? he was on "newsmakers"
of the united states of america and to the republic for which it stands, one nation under god, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all. . -- the speaker pro tempore: the chair will entertain requests for one-minute speeches. for what purpose does the gentlelady from arizona rise? >> i ask permission to address the house for one minute. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. ms. kirkpatrick: mr. speaker, on november 5, a university held their symposium dedicated to issues on homeland security on its prescott, arizona, campus. unfortunately, the house held votes that day and i could not attend, but i heard it was a fantastic event. this year's theme was challenges for homeland security in the 21st century, and panelists from the f.b.i., the c.i.a. and t.s.a., the arizona department of public safety, and from the worlds of academia, among other places. topics covered a wide range of issues such as sipersecurity, public-private partnerships -- cybersecurity, public-private partnerships and coordination between local and federal law enforcement. i congratulate the faculty at the camp
of the september 11th hijackers and advocated jihad against the united states. and in a stunning change in the legal war on terror, the obama administration announced we'll try the master mind of 9/11, kalid shaikh mohammed and four others from guantanamo in a court in new york city. what's behind this decision and is it possible they will be acquitted? joining us columnist dan ettinger, editorial board member, dorothy rabid wits. >> everything in his life, that pointed to this, he said outrageous things at long lectures and the response was we have to let him do his things. >> at walter reed hospital. >> at walter reed and people sent him to of all things, school. they sent him to a university lecture place, he would be responsible to this. he carried a card that said soldier of islam we now discover. he-- >> people are seeing all of this. why didn't anybody blow the whistle? >> look, what's really happened is americans are not going to forget this happened. cowardess prevented anyone from interfering, the only word to use, drop political correctness. >> cowardess on who's part? >> on
jihad against the united states. and in a stunning change in the legal war on terror, the obama administration announced that it will try the mastermind of 9/11, khalid sheikh mohammed and four other enemy combatants at guantanamo in criminal court in new york city. what is behind this decision and is it possible they could be acquitted? joining the panel, "wall street journal" columnist and deputy editor dann henniger, editorial board member dorothy and columnist bill magurn. dorothy, was hasan a terrornist plain sight? why didn't people see that? >> the last question first. he was apparently. everything his life pointed to this, he said outrageous things at long lectures and the response was we have to let him do his thing. >> paul: this is a presentation at walter reed. >> walter reed hospital. and then people sent him to of all things school. sent him to a university lecture place, he would be responsive to this. he carried a card that said, "soldier of islam" we now discover. he seethed with hatred. >> paul: people are seeing all of this. why didn't anybody blow the whist w
, opening up new opportunities for u.s. workers here in the united states of america which is exactly what is being said to president obama as he meets in korea at this moment with their leadership. with president lee and others. so i think that we need to have our attention in this congress focused on the priorities -- the priorities the american people have. fire fighting is very, very important. but again this measure will pass if not unanimously narrowly unanimously and it will do so and i hope get the resources to ensure that we never have the loss of life like those of captain hall and others. but i know from having spoken to their families, mr. speaker, that they believe that the absolutely essential for us to encourage private sector job creation and economic growth and that's why i'm talking about this priority that needs to be addressed here. now, mr. speaker, i'm going to urge my colleagues to defeat the previous question as we move ahead. why? because the issue of reading legislation is another very, very important one that is before us. there is a bipartisan proposal launched
are destroying the economy of the united states. this election is going to be interesting to see just tell the public is feeling. host: which races are you watching? caller: it is a foregone conclusion that virginia and creigh deeds ran a terrible campaign. the new york 23rd is traditionally a republican district. it will almost certainly go republican. a democrat has not won since 1850. corzine is a wall streeter. host: you would not bit surprised if corzine loses? the president has been there five times to campaign for him? the >> people are concerned about the tax rates in new jersey. -- caller: people are concerned about the tax rates in new jersey. they're not happy with corzine's leadership. host: let's hear from a voter voting in today's new york city mayor's race. who are you going to vote for? caller: thompson. chost: why is that? caller: mayor bloomberg is for the rich. when i went downtown, all the buildings were nothing but luxury buildings. people are getting a rent increase every single year. in one of his commercials, he said that crime is down in new york city. he did not m
of the united states, barack obama, congratulating us on a great victory for the american people. i thank the president for his tremendous leadership because without president obama, this would not have been possible. he had the vision and momentum to get it done for the american people. for that, we're very, very proud. proud of our success plowed of the members of congress who took very, very intense interest in the legislation. they know what we accomplish for american people and it would not have been possible without tremendous leadership of our committee chairs, mr. waxman and miller and mr. rangel. i have want to congratulate the leadership team a. it's becoming more and more of a partnership. we hear from all of them. hoyer and mr. larson and mr. befarous, mr. van holland, the cochair mr. miller and congresswoman deloro has been wonderful. now we'll hear from the chairman. but we all promise to be brief. i'll save the rest of my remarx for another night and talk to you later. i know i speak for all of them when i say how proud we are toto stand here with john dingle. he brings the
and tax. will they sign away american sovereignty. >> who is the vice president of the united states. >> that one dude. >> arnold schwarzenegger? >> sean: it looks like president obama is hiding joe biden a little too well. all of that plus dana perino, frank luntz and our great, great american panel. hannity starts right now. [captioning made possible by fox news channel] sean: this is a fox news alert. the execution of the man known ant d.c. sniper john alan muhammad is scheduled to take place at this very moment in the commonwealth of virginia. muhammad was sentenced to death for the murder of dean harold myers who was one of the victims of the shooting spree that paralyzed washington, d.c. and the area back in 2002. we're going to update you as soon as we can confirm that the execution has, indeed, taken place. but tonight new evidence is emerging about the serious warning signs that could have possibly helped prevent the for the hood massacre. the houston chronicle is reporting that the gunman major nidal malik hasan was the subject of a joint fbi-army probe last year. the inves
. as you know, that has always been a controversial issue in the united states house of representatives and no less so today. if that measure passes, then it is believed that a great number of sort of moderate democrats could then get on board with the idea of this health care reform bill. and we have right now congressman joe wilson from south carolina who is standing by. congressman, we may have to break out of this, if the president comes out. i know you'll understand, but tell me very quickly, what are you hearing on the floor today about the status of this legislation? >> well, it's really up to the blue dogs, are they going to be independent or are they going to be lap dogs and take directions from speaker pelosi. today is going to be the crucial day. people will find out. persons who said they're blue dogs, are they blue or lap dogs. >> brian: and you have proposed a motion that would basically make members of congress take the so-called public or government option, if that becomes the law of the land. do you think that will have any legs? >> it should, i was able to get the man
. >> the lies told by united states presidents, the lies told by the united states media. bill: bizarre new tape of reverend wright surfaces. we will play you a bit of that. >> excuse me. land of the greed and home of the slaves. bill: caution. you are about to enter the no spin zone. the factor begins right now. [captioning made possible by fox news channel] captioned by the national captioning institute --www.ncicap.org-- bill: hi, i'm bill o'reilly. thank you for watching us tonight. criticizing president obama, that is the subject of this evening's talking points memo. there are basically two camps when it comes to not liking barack obama. the first group is made up of conservatives who basically the president -- see the president as a far left guy who has been on changing america forever. one commentators rush limbaugh. >> i'm really, really worried. we have never seen this kind of radical leadership at such a high level of power in the country. i believe that the economy is under siege, it's being destroyed. anybody with any economic literacy would not do one thing this administration has
of the united states of america to have that decision made and made as soon as possible. >> still, general david petraeus, the head of central command, says the month-long process has been productive and is almost over. >> there have been explanations and discussions about how the civilian component of this will complement what is done by the work of our military troops. >> by all accounts, afghanistan's government is the weak link in the four strategies the president is now focusing on. >> in the couner is insurgency strategy, the war relies on the eth cassie of the host nation partners, the afghan national police and the government itself. >> the inability to count on some regional governors as partners or to predict a time line for the national government to train enough reliable security forces suggests to some experts a hybrid strategy. >> it's not focused on a counterinsurgency across the entire country but a counterinsurgency in a few key areas, the most violent areas. >> sensible strategy is counterinsurgency involving pakistan as well and the obama administration has set up benchmarks f
that whenever its firepower, the united states is impatient and will eventually go away. a visit to afghanistan reveals both sides of this complicated and ambitious strategy." we want to be more of your reaction to this story about king abdullah -- to this story about the withdrawal of abdullah abdullah. caller: this is a way for obama to disentangle himself from afghanistan under the pretense that we cannot further sacrifice troops in support of a government that is obviously corrupt. thank you. host: the secretary of state had the only response yesterday. israel put forth what the secretary called unprecedented concessions. netanyahu offered them in an effort to restart peace talks, a departure of the administration's earlier criticism of israel. meanwhile, the story this morning is inside a "the new york times." -- inside of "the new york times." "the secretary of state failed on saturday to slow down and not stopped the jewish construction of settlements on the west end. edward, good morning. caller: we need to enhance our relationships with all people. i think that obama should stand up an
, calling on the united states government and the international community to address the human rights and humanitarian needs of slilan ka's tam -- international displaced persons living in government-run camp, implementing and oversight and allowing foreign aid workers to provide relief and resources to such i.d.p.'s. the speaker pro tempore: the question is, will the house suspend the rules and agree to the resolution as amended. those in favor say aye. those opposed, no. >> madam speaker, i ask for a recorded vote. the speaker pro tempore: a recorded vote is requested. those favoring a recorded vote will rise. a sufficient number having risen, a recorded vote is ordered. members will record their votes by electronic device. this will be a five-minute vote. [captioning made possible by the national captioning institute, inc., in cooperation with the united states house of representatives. any use of the closed-captioned coverage of the house proceedings for political or commercial purposes is expressly prohibited by the u.s. house of representatives.] the speaker pro tempore: on this
to amend title 38, united states code and the service -- service members civil relief act to make certain improvements in the law regarding benefits administered by the secretary of veterans affairs and for other purposes. the speaker pro tempore: the question is, will the house suspend the rules and pass the s hat foreigners see this a bit differently. they think we are -- so that foreigners see this a bit differently. they think we are not doing nearly enough. host: next call, joe, good morning. caller: thank you for c-span. i would like to hear more on the mountaintop removal situation in west virginia. our climate is definitely changing because of mountaintop removal. we have had 2 million acres in the appalachians destroyed, one of the most reverse ecosystems in the world: flattened. over 2,000 miles of streams have beenuried. 62% of our streams are in west virginia -- 62% of our streams in west virginia are known to be polluted with heavy metals. the fish are contaminated. you cannot eat fish out of the streams. if you live in the proximity, a report that was suppressed by the bush
policy he has. his one great achievement is to enhance the status of the united states. now, that happens to have zero cash value it turns out. the iranians, the north koreans, the afghan government, china and india regarding carbon limitations he's made no progress on any of these fronts but people like us better so i suppose that's an achievement. >> i think he absolutely has changed, george, the perception of america. i think he's also changed some things here, the economy. when you look at the gdp up 3.5. when you look at 30-year mortgages and a lower rate than it's ever been. >> be careful. unemployment almost 10%. >> unemployment -- again, the hardest thing once you bring an economy back is the jobs. i think he has to finish the task. let's remember, george, he's only been there ten months as president. in nine months he's helped restore america's image, helped to stop the hemorrhaging of ons and bring the economy back, so in nine months when it usually takes to make a baby he's starting the rebirth of america. >> ed gillespie, valerie jarrett's answer on why the partisan divide has
. and sparked an incredible takeover of the united states house of representatives in 1994. and what this is tonight, this victory here led by bob mcdonnell is a warning shot. and it says to the moderate democrats in the house they ought to think twice about continuing to pursue the policies being proposed by this white house and nancy pelosi. enough with the extreme agenda. we either return back to the common sense conservative principles of free market, of individual responsibility of entrepreneurialism, that's whatted that i this country great. we ought to say no to the government takeover of health care that is being proposed on the floor of the house this week. sean: all right. congressman, governor, thank you both for joining us tonight. joining us now with reaction and analysis of tonight's event is the architect, karl rove. good to see you. how are you? >> fantastic. good to sigh. i said before this race if bob mcconnell wins it would be tilling. i thought if he won by auto big margin it would be even more telling. i said if he had coat tails which he had in the united states
to eulogize the youngest victim. >> he was proud to represent his family, the state of utah and the united states of america. >> reporter: local residents showed support outside ft. hood, doctors said many soldiers wounded in the shootings thursday have gone home and almost all are out of intensive care now. but some will face life-long challenges. >> there's a possibility that some of these patients will be physically impaired for the rest of their life and there's no doubt that many of them will be psychologically impaired for the rest of their lives. >> reporter: investigators piecing together the crime seen say they have no reason to believe the alleged gunman, army major nidal malik hasan had any accomplices. >> all evidence at this point indicates the suspect allegedly acted alone. a in the actual shootings. >> reporter: investigators say they have no evidence that friendly fire from soldiers or police hit any of the victims. hasan is being treated away from ft. hood. >> the suspect major hasan remains hospitalized in san antonio. we understand he remains in icu as no longer on a ven
in yemen who knew three of the september 11th hijackers and advocated jihad against the united states. and in a stunning change in the legal war on terror, the obama administration announced we'll try the master mind of 9/11, kalid shaikh mohammed and four others from guantanamo in a court in new york city. what's behind this decision and is it possible they will be acquitted? joining us columnist dan ettinger, editorial board member, dorothy rabid wits. >> everything in his life, that pointed to this, he said outrageous things at long lectures and the response was we have to let him do his things. >> at walter reed hospital. >> at walter reed and people sent him to of all things, school. they sent him to a university lecture place, he would be responsible to this. he carried a card that said soldier of islam we now discover. he-- >> people are seeing all of this. why didn't anybody blow the whistle? >> look, what's really happened is americans are not going to forget this happened. cowardess prevented anyone from interfering, the only word to use, drop political correctness. >> cowar
unfold, the american people have come out to the polls today across the eastern part of the united states and their voice is being heard. as our voice has been heard sometimes in the echo chamber in the house of representatives, now the real voice of the people has been heard through the ballot boxes in place hes like virginia and new jersey and as we wait to see how it unfolds above and beyond that. this is, mr. speaker, a time for choosing. this is a time for the american people to step up and reclaim their freedom. american people understand what's happened in the last year, a little more than the last year. they understand that there was a secretary of the treasury that came to this capitol and demanded $700 billion tarp fund and a lot of us said no. and everybody here on the floor i believe i'm looking at said no. and along came the nationalization of three large investment banks and a.i.g. and freddie mac and fannie mae and general motors and chrysler and $750 billion economic stimulus package that may have saved government jobs, but hasn't created anything that has to do the way yo
from michigan points out, we do have another document here and that is the united states constitution and i think the most dramatic contrast is when you take speaker pelosi's approach to health care, 20 pounds by the way and i have carried this around to know it is about 20 pounds of paper and you take the u.s. constitution and contrast it to this massive document of 1,990 pages and this is the founding document of our country. we don't need a government takeover of health care, we need to fix the problems that are broke. we don't need to break the things that are great in this country. we need to continue this debate and encourage the american people to stay engaged because the american people want the problems fixed, but they don't want the government that couldn't even run a cash for clunkers program properly to be taking over their health care and interfere in their relationship with their doctor. . mr. broun: frankly if you look at that document, the small one you just dropped down, the constitution of the united states, you won't find any constitutional authority in that documen
we want to help small businesses, we want to help citizens in the united states be able to afford health care and we are taking on the insurance industry. , mr. speaker, what is so difficult about this to understand? they have been ruling the roost in the country for how long, and we are stepping in after an election in 2006 with the american people were fed up, an election in 2008 where president obama won. and basically a huge election, and he talked as a centerpiece of his campaign about health care reform. and here we are. the thing about it-dirnl' sure our districts aren't that much different. manufacturing, a lot of immigrants came over the last 100, 150 years to our states, and a lot of middle class people, and our people don't get on a bullhorn and scream about their problems that they have in their family. they have a lot of pride. but they just want to muscle through it, but they want an element of fairness in the system. so they'll, as i said, i don't know if you were here or not, they'll grab me at the restaurant and thank me for my vote or i hope it passes, pulls thro
're doing poorly, governor corzine, when the president of the united states has to give some of his best poem to your campaign and appear three times in the midst of some very critical decisions. steve: but mr. christie touched on something important. the key to new jersey hangs in how many votes chris daggett, the third party candidate can siphon off. latest shows he's polling at about 12% which could doom chris christie's chances. gretchen: i thought maybe daggett would drop out of the race and throw his support in one or either of the directions which would probably mean a win for chris christie. let's take a look at the latest polls. this quinnipiac university poll has chris christie two percentage points ahead of jon corzine. believe four polls were released within the last couple of hours. all are within the manchin of error -- margin of error. some have corzine up by one or two points. some have christie up by one or two points. there are more registered democrats in the state of new jersey than republicans. so the one word that's important today is turnout. who will turn out? bri
be a way to pressure karzai to clean up his act. >> the united states or nato forces will tank power away from him and put it in the hand of other folks in afghanistan such as the provincial governors is certainly something that has to affect him. >> president obama says he is not blindly accepting karzai's prom mises. he says the proof will be in deeds. aides say he is not setting up benchmarks for his troop decision and also say that no one in the administration believes any military raid will work in afghanistan without successful governance. bret. bret: wendell, thank you. in other world headlines, it was a deadly day in pakistan where a suicide bomber killed at least 35 people and a second attack hours later and a suicide bomber blew up a car at a police roadblock injuring at least 7 police officers there. the united nations is pressing iran for a swift final answer to its proposal concerning nuclear fuel. officials offered mixed signals today to the idea of sending uranium abroad for enrichment. the foreign minister said the options still exist, while a senior diplomat suggested the
their votes in the united states congress here, they're reflecting the views of their constituents and we've always asked them toñr listen t constituents and make your best judgement on your economy,ç country and community and won elections in this district. some time this agree with the president of president barack obama in the majority and house and some timing they'll disagree and their voters appreciate the fact they're independent members of congress. mostç of the issues we've confronted bring us together. getting economy going again. making sure we have healthcare system that keeps what's best and fixes what's broken. these are issues that at least bring a majority of the cow cause together. there's no doubt there'[ç issue is where we're not as united and those are case is where a member of congress will say to his or her constituents i agree with the president here and not here. >> q as you well know the size f government a big issue in virginia and new jersey and will be an issue in çóç2010. 10 pointçxd 2% likely to be an issue in the terms of re-election. 9 to 10 per
. the united states and its allies came to afghanistan after september 11. afghanistan was troubled before that too. so they're here to fight the terrorism. so that's -- we share that, and of course we need to build afghanistan and need to be able to defend themselves and to stand on its own feet and to do good for its people. that is an afghan responsibility trilaterally to get to where we want to be in terms of a better government, a better society. a plan that delivers the services to the afghan people. >> margaret: your foreign minister issued a statement saying that they considered the statements from some of these to be interference and lack of respect for afghan sovereignty. do you see it that way? >> well, we must all be very careful while we are partners with one another while we work together, while we are travelling this journey together. but our partnership and our advice is a friendly one and with good intentions and not one that can be interpreted any other way. >> margaret: and did you feel that president obama and gordon brown and kai eide crossed the line? >> well, i've he
adding to this debt, at some point people could lose confidence in the united states economy in a way which could lead to a double-dip recession. the president of the united states is admitting all of this deficit spending that they are continuing down this road, is a bad thing and could lead to a double-dip recession and their answer from day one, a stimulus bill that adds $787 billion. and then another bill, his budget, which doubles the national debt. and then cap and trade, a national energy tax, a bill that adds hundreds of billions of dollars. and you wonder why people are asking where are the jobs. we need to get back to fiscal sanity and we need to have real transparency. and i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: thank you. the gentleman from massachusetts, for what purpose does do you rise? mr. mcgovern: permission to address the house for five minutes. karzai was inaugurated to serve another five-year term as president of afghanistan. international leaders, including president obama and secretary of state clinton are calling upon karzai to reform his government, clean up co
to change that as the way we look at energy in the country. in the united states of america. and this beautiful place that we call home. now, as we talk about the tax incentives necessary for homeowners and businesses to be able to invest in their homes, i think mr. inslee is right on track there. as we talk about what we can do in looking at being smarter about the way that we look at policy. adopting better ways of doing things. encouraging people to invest in their homes in way that's going to save them money in the long run, that's going to add value to their home in the long run is brilliant. i hope we have something like that in the new jobs bill. mr. tonko, you were talking about how you were able to work with schools in your community with cornell, with institutions , elite institutions, universities to work with the local public schools to create more efficiency so they could put more money back into their pockets. how the more competitive cost structure with products as well. when we invest in our schools, we create living classrooms. we create classrooms where we
chamber of the congress of the united states. as you can see right now the representatives are voting on a landmark $1.2 trillion healthcare reform bill. that as i said an hour ago is noteworthy because you think it holds the promise of universal coverage or virtual universal coverage for all american force you feel that way, it's do to be condemned because it represents a government takeover of the entire healthcare system. that depending on your political point of view. you can see, this is on passage. yeas, 177, nays 156. the key number is 218. when the yeas reach 218, they'll have representatives and as you can see, there is not a single republican vote, but if they get 218 democratic votes then the house of representatives will have carried the omnibus healthcare reform bill. so the incendiary debate that ignited town hall meeting all across our country this summer and caused widespread anxiety that president obama was trying to do too much is about to reach the critical milestone after months of political maneuvering with this vote at 195 to 178 on compromise bill, that as we sa
is heading towards the united states. sit? well maybe not. domenica davis is live in the fox weather center with the answer. >> yeah, gregg. rainfall pushing into the gulf but as soon as tomorrow, two to four inches of rain through louisiana and arkansas that's what we'll see. this is going to cause some problems. these areas have seen a lot of rain. here is the latest advisory, one at 4:00 eastern time. category one hurricane by tomorrow and then it's going to weaken. it moves into the gulf. so again by tomorrow, we'll start to see the presence in the gulf and going to stay with us through much of the early part of the week. now to the pacific northwest we are dealing with a brand-new snowstorm that is moving in the cascades and oregon. you are going to be looking at significant snowfall. they will get the first snowfall of the season. in some places we could see over a foot. checking out all the latest and we'll let you know when the next advisory on ida comes in. >> gregg: thanks v. ♪ >> julie: american sflag flying over the navy's newest ship, u.s.s. new york. it was a homecoming of s
powers and developing nations of the asia pacific. to meet these common challenges, the united states looks to strengthen old alliances and build new partnerships with the nations of this region. >> also while he's in singapore, he'll talk with russia's president about the nuclear agreement which expires next month. >>> increased fighting in afghanistan is hurting morale with u.s. soldiers. in contrast, two battlefield surveys found morale is up among soldiers in iraq because combat there is decreasing. the survey is indicating suicide have jumped across the board. the army is working to get more mental health workers to help soldiers cope with depression. this comes as president obama considers sending more troops to afghanistan. >>> police have arrested a sixth member of a missouri family accused of sexually abusing kids for years. 3 % them wthe en % >>> some strong reactions out there about the decision to bring the 9/11-related trial to new york. attorney general eric holder said yesterday, five suspects with alleged ties to the attacks will be try in a civilian court in manhatta
his nephew loves the united states and the violence hasan is accused of is unlike anything he's ever seen before from him. we have more from the west bank. >> hi. the family is in shock and say the attack does not gel with the person they know. we learned more about him when i sat down with his uncle this morning. did you see this coming that he would kill these people? >> i was surprised that he use a gun because he's a medical doctor. i didn't think they train him to use gun. he was in medical school. he fainted when he saw blood. >> what was the response after 9-11? >> he was saying, they are killers when they did 9-11. he did not approve of it and he didn't like the reaction, like they make collective punishment for the background for islam. if brother did something, it means other brothers are responsible. >> they're waiting to see if he comes out of his coma and if they can learn more from law enforcement as to why he conducted this attack. >> kelly? >> a heartfelt message from the mother of the alleged gunman behind yesterday's deadly office rampage in florida. anna rodriguez
the technology and all the wonderful drug therapy and the health care that we have now in the united states and i'm always concerned about the quality of health care. we want to make sure -- sure we need reform but we want to make sure there's that quality of health care that we have now. and we've got moms, doctors, nurses, caregivers and taxpayers and women that really play a critical role in the health care debate. 85% of women are the primary health care decisionmakers in the home and that's why we take this so seriously. the u.s. census bureau reports that 82 million adult women are moms and 32 million women have a child living in their home. so women are overwhelmingly supportive of health care reform but they want to know that this will improve the quality and affordability of their current health care. so many women and their families hire health care costs -- their families, higher health care costs means receiving care and going without. unfortunately the pelosi health care bill empowers government bureaucracies and undermines womens' ability -- women's ability to make the best health c
the military, against the united states, then i would have to say that was an extreme action that he took. >> that was major khalid shabazz, a muslim chaplain who met suspected gunman major hasan at ft. hood. >> one of many people at ft. hood who knew major hasan. it's not just a military base, rather, it's a closely knit community of thousands of families. >> this morning they are in shock because the danger was right there at home. erin hayes reports. >> reporter: this is a place that has known sorrow and loss in the past. families sent their soldiers to war knowing they might not return. but that sacrifice made sense to them. michael shaklee and his father served together. when we visited with them at ft. hood they explained why they were headed to battle. >> i've got two beautiful granddaughters. i want them safe. to be able to not be worried about a bomb blowing up somewhere. >> motivates me to get over there, you know. do my job, come back safely to my kids and my wife. i'm going away for a year to preserve, you know, what we have now. >> reporter: that is what resonated here each t
, no former hollywood actor will ever be elected president of the united states. [laughter] jack loved to play tennis and we played frequently. he was tenacious as a pit bull. after a long point he would scott down as though he was exhausted. his opponent would pay dearly. jack would unleash his forehand drive that was virtually unreturnable. he would then get into position for the next point without any acknowledgement and he suckered you. he really liked to win. it was not beneath his dignity to manipulate the circumstances. one winter when we were vacationing, schack introduced me to a painkiller. i drank two and jack had three. he then proposed a tennis match. the courts were hugs and my ability to move was in question. -- the courts were hot. i accepted the invitation. it was only when he hit the ball to make that i discovered how difficult it was to sort out which of the three balls coming at me was the one i should hit. jack kept score skillfully. it was 6-2. we did not play a second set. that was the score he most often cited. jack frequently invited me to go to the gridiron dinner. on
and i strongly support this call. but nuclear abolition is not the goal for which the united states should be asked to bear full responsibility. rather it is necessary for all countries to recognize their responsibility and take action. as the only country to have experienced the use of nuclear weapons in war, japan has called for nuclear abolition and has maintained three anti-nuclear principles. no country can be more convincing for a world without nuclear weapons than japan. i am resolutely determined that japan will fulfill its role as a global bridge to contribute to nuclear disarmament and non- proliferation so that we can take an important step toward leaving the children of the future of world free from nuclear weapons. [applause] japan is a maritime country position in the asia-specific region. sent agent times, japan's rich culture was often to exchanges and trade with different cultures. we must never allow the seas surrounding japan to again become the site of battle. we must continue to strive to assure that they remain peaceful, fruitful, and productive. is in the inte
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